Please watch this short animation if you are interested in having an intrauterine device fitted. It will give you the information you need to know before coming to see us.

If you intend on having an IUS or IUD fitted, we will ask you to have watched the video and explored these IUS and IUD links.

If you are having an IUD fitted as Emergency contraception, we would still like you to look at both the video and the factsheet below but the rules regarding sex are different and will be addressed with you during your assessment.


‘One stop’ IUS/IUD fitting service

Most women wishing to have an IUS or IUD fitted can do so with one visit to clinic.

With the ‘one stop’ service, pre-assessment and device fitting appointments can be combined. This service is available at SHiP Cumberland Centre.

If you choose the one stop service, we ask you to read and understand this IUS / IUD factsheet at least 3 weeks before attending for your appointment.

When you are ready to proceed please ring us on 01752 431124 and ask for a ‘one stop IUS/IUD fitting’ appointment.

You may be assessed as unsuitable for one stop service when you attend, if we have concerns that it is not medically safe to do so. Instead, we will complete a face to face pre-assessment and book your fitting appointment at a later, safer date.

Your GP may also provide this service and you may prefer to make an appointment with them.